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Another gar (bigger)

20141007_10055728 3/4 inches (73 cm)

The same pond, and I have seen, there are still lots of them.

Actually, this is not exactly a “щука” (schuka) – this is a garpike - “панцирная щука“.
With heavy armor instead of skin. We had to use a metal cutters to cut it (native Caribbeans used a gar skin for breastplates). The feeling while cutting it is the same as cutting isinglass-stone.

It’s pretty tasty grilled on the pan as fish-in-chips. It’s meat is not like fish meat, more like turkey. This guys on Youtube said , it’s closer to the gator (I have never tried a gator, so I can just trust them).